Roll-out of first University course<br/> in Land-use Policies and governance
11 January 2019

Roll-out of first University course
in Land-use Policies and governance

The first public-private university course in Italy in ‘Politiche e Governance del territorio’ [Land-use Policies and Governance] has been devised in Valpolicella, promoted by the Department of ‘Economia aziendale’ [Business Economics] at the University of Verona, under the auspices of ‘Scienze Giuridiche ed economiche' [Legal and Economic Sciences], and the supervision of Professor Davide Gaeta, Professor of ‘Economia dell’impresa Vitivinicola e Politica Vitivinicola’ [Economics of Viticultural companies and Viticultural Policies]. This professional refresher course is designed for those who are already in work or have commenced professional training, for students, and for those who wish to improve their understanding of the themes underpinning land-use policies and governance activities. Particular reference will be made to Valpolicella and its potentialities and weak points, but the course will also extend to other areas of national and international excellence.
The first edition of the course will focus mainly on the area’s administrative and economic issues, ranging from wine to marble and to tourism, and students, under-graduates and graduates with a strong interest in the care and responsible management of Valpolicella and other possible areas of qualitative excellence, will be able to improve their knowledge of the subject areas and practices that are essential today for the formation of new public and private administrators, by passing different modules such as: administrative law, public law, tax law, political economics, territorial policies, management of viticultural companies, communication and promotion of local produce.
Alongside the University of Verona, the initiative is supported by the Municipalities of the local area (Fumane – which leads the initiative –, San Pietro in Cariano, Marano, Pescantina, Negrar, Sant'Anna d'Alfaedo, Illasi, Mezzane, Dolcè and Grezzana) as well as by local companies.
“This is an initiative that, for the first time, brings together the University, public administrations and businesses and which the economic sector welcomes – says Franco Allegrini – and we all trust that it will succeed in creating the communal synergies that the territory needs”.